Experience Sarasota’s Historic Bobby Jones Golf Course

In December of 1885, John Hamilton Gillespie landed in the small fishing village of Sarasota, his hickory golf sticks from Scotland with him. Six months after he arrived, Gillespie built a “two-hole golfing ground” near what is now Main Street and Ringling Boulevard. So while several communities across the country claim to be the home of golf, it’s very likely Sarasota is the true ‘cradle of golf.’

The original 18-hole Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota was designed in 1925. Named for the legendary golfer Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., who dedicated the facility in 1927, over the next several decades additional holes were added and now the 45-hole city-owned course has had golfers from across the globe tee up there since. And if you have not golfed there, now is a great time with myriad specials available for American Course Par 71, British Course Par 72, and Executive Course Par 30 with special rates now through the end of March from $28 to 48 per round with cart and green fees included.

The Bobby Jones Golf Club is located at 1000 Circus Blvd., in Sarasota. Call 941-365-4653 or visit BobbyJonesGolfClub.com for more information.